Press TV reports.
“I think the US is currently living under an Orwellian regime in which war is peace, freedom is slavery and ignorance is strength,” author and Islamic Studies expert, Dr. Kevin Barrett said during an interview with Press TV.
Barrett said that the US had been known for human rights prior to the September 11 attacks in 2001.
“But since the coup d’etat on September 11th, 2001 and the launching of wars of aggression against Iraq, Afghanistan and other nations, the US has become the world’s biggest hypocrite on human rights.”
“The US as a human rights champion is an Orwellian notion,” Barrett added.
According to the author, the US has been using human rights as a propaganda weapon to “bludgeon” its enemies since 2001. Washington now violates human rights by law.
“Today in the USA according to the NDAA, the National Defense Authorization Act, anyone anywhere, American citizen or not can be targeted to be disappeared, tortured or murdered on the orders of a shadowy secret council that surrounds the president.”
A political analyst says that while the United States is portrayed as a champion of human rights, it is living under an Orwellian regime,